CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND!
We made it, stamping friend! It’s happy Fri-Yay! We’ve had some great weather this week; a tease of spring, and summer to come. I hope you’ve had a great week, too. Today’s card says cheers to the weekend – let’s enjoy some time off, no matter how you choose to spend it.
EASY INK BLENDING
Ink blending is so easy to do, especially if you have the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios. Seriously, I know I’ve droned on about these brushes before – but they DO live up to their name! I know that some people think ‘well, I just make cards for fun; I don’t need to spend so much on my tools’. But you DO! You deserve to have nice things! Plus, you get what you pay for, which is quality and ease of use. Do what I did; start with the package of 2 medium brushes, and make up your mind. (You’re gonna want them all!)
I used one of the medium LCBB to create this background – and I didn’t even clean it between colours! When you’re blending from light to dark in the same colour family, you don’t have to worry about that. Plus, these brushes don’t ‘soak up’ your ink, so there’s not a lot of excess left on the brush.
Start with a panel of white cardstock. Use your medium or large LCBB (Life Changing Blender Brush) to apply first Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink to the panel. Work from the outside edges inwards, leaving the very middle of the panel white. Next, blend on Worn Lipstick Distress ink around the edges, allowing the Spun Sugar to remain seen towards the middle.
Next, use the My Favorite Things (MFT) Wine Glass Shaker Die to die cut the glass outline from foil paper. Die cut the inner portion from a white glimmer paper. Attach the two together, and then glue directly onto the blended panel.
Use the MFT Mondo Cheers Die to die cut the words 3 times from a dark pink cardstock. Use liquid glue to layer the 3 die cuts, and then glue the word directly onto the panel, over the stem of the glass.
Finally, finish off your card front by adding some metallic silver dots, or sequins – whatever you have in your stash. Now attach your front panel to a light pink card base. I used a piece from the Lawn Fawn Sherbet collection pack.
This was a fun, quick & easy card to pull together. And it can be used for any happy occasion! Want to send it to a guy? Change the ink colour! An anniversary, maybe? Again – change the colours to suit the occasion. If you wanted to ‘step it up’, you can incorporate the shaker pouches, and make it a shaker card, for even more fun!
CREATE YOUR OWN STASH OF EASY CARDS
Everyone likes quick & easy cards, and it’s great to have some on hand for those times when you aren’t prepared! Besides, everyone likes a cheers to the weekend – or any other time. I’ve included links below, for your shopping ease!
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